3963.000 Fagonia L.

Launert, E. (1963) Zygophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, or mostly biennial or perennial shrubs or undershrubs, glabrous or covered with an indumentum which is characteristic for each species; branches mostly erect, sometimes angular or grooved, swollen at the nodes. Leaves paired at each node, equal in size, mostly 3-foliolate becoming 1-foliolate through reduction with a characteristic joint between petiole and blade, rarely sessile; stipules usually develop into spines, rarely absent. Flowers small, solitary at each node, 5-merous, regular. Fruit an obconical capsule; peduncle longer or shorter than the capsule. Seeds with endosperm; testa brown, punctate.

Worldwide: About 30 species in Africa, Asia and southern Europe.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

No image yet

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
isotricha Murb. var. isotricha
sinaica Boiss. var. minutistipula (Engl.) HadidiImage

Other sources of information about Fagonia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fagonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fagonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fagonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fagonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Fagonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fagonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Fagonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fagonia
Plants of the World Online: Fagonia
Tropicos: Fagonia
Wikipedia: Fagonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Fagonia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2055, retrieved 25 April 2024

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 10:40pm
Terms of use